Re: Farrell has the last word on the Reddick-Bailey trade
posted at 12/27/2012 12:47 PM EST
In response to georom4's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to snakeoil123's comment:
In response to Schumpeters-Ghost's comment:
Farrell announced that Hanrahan is the closer and Bailey is the set up man, thereby ending the long-standing argument about whether trading Reddick for Bailey was a bad deal.
Farrell just said "yes" it was a bad deal.
He's not even interested in giving Bailey achance to win the closer job - he already knows that Bailey is not up to that job.
The Sox gave up an All Star, Gold Glove 25 year old OF who mashed HRs all season for a set up guy. Not "THE" set up guy - just one of many set up guys.
I still don't like Reddick. There are lots of reasons not to. But anyway, sure bad trade you win. Yay.
Glad that's over with.
I always liked Reddck, but he still has plenty of question marks. Start with the .608 OPS in his last 54 games, with a 51/12 K/W. He needs to control the zone better.
what about his glove? his teams record last year? thats what you base his season on?
When I say he has question marks, it means going forward. I've seen no shortage of players with one good season to their names that have flattened out. Plantier had 34 HRs at age 24, and 39 for the remainder of his career. Pags had 28 and 32 in B2B seasons, and 33 the rest of his career. Kittle 35 HRs as a rookie, declined almost every year after that. Coghlin, Soto, Jennings, Williamson, Hinske, Berroa, Crosby all recenr ROYs.